The U.S. gastroenterology ambulatory surgery center market size is anticipated to reach USD 10.8 billion by 2026, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. It is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.91% over the forecast period. The growth can be attributed to cost-efficiency, improved patient outcomes, and patient convenience provided by the ambulatory surgery centers. In addition, factors such as rising prevalence of digestive diseases and growing geriatric population are expected to fuel the growth.
Establishment and maintenance of hospitals and other healthcare settings are capital-intensive. In addition, high cost of hospitalization associated with inpatient admission has led to increased patient preference for outpatient facilities over hospital visits. The number of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in U.S. has witnessed a surge in the last few years in order to fulfill the growing demand for alternate surgical facilities. Currently, there are more than 9,280 ASCs in U.S. with highest concentration in California, Florida, and Texas.